Places to Eat

Get up early at your resort and you'll discover Tongan fishermen selling produce they have caught that night. The fresh Octopus, Mudcrabs, Coral Trout and Lobsters will be on your menu the same day. Daily markets abound with fruit and vegetables that are sold by the growers and picked, plucked or dug up the same day they are sold. A warm climate, abundant rain and rich volcanic soil create a perfect environment for cultivation.   Many Tongans manage their own small farms and grow vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots, spinach, pumpkins, taro, tapioca and onions.

Apart from hotels and resorts there are restaurants featuring traditional Tongan, German, Italian and Asian cuisines. Traditional Tongan food usually includes various meats like chicken and pork, fish and shellfish. Tongan food is traditionally cooked in earth ovens called Umu and on special occasions and celebrations a pig is roasted over hot coals.  For a quick affordable meal or a cup of the beautiful locally grown coffee there are also a variety of cafes to chose from. In Tonga food is how all food should be. Harvested fresh, cooked fresh and eaten fresh.


Ika Lahi Lodge

Ika Lahi Lodge

Ika Lahi Restuarant is renowed for its fresh fish cuisine - Cajan seared Tuna, poached Wahoo or pan fried Mahimahi drizzled in Papaya Salsa are but a few of our clients' favourites. Caroline has com...

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Cafe Escape

Cafe Escape

Café Escape offers a large choice of meals for breakfast and lunch and also a tremendous selection of snacks throughout the day. There’s a lounge to relax in, internet to inform you and music to pleas...

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Friends Cafe

Friends Cafe

“An old Favorite in Nuku’alofa”. Friends Café and Tourist Center is located in the Center of Nuku’alofa it has become a local institution with great food, customer service and a fantastic location. ...

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Sovereign Residence

Sovereign Residence

The Sovereign Residence Vavaú is the former home of Her Royal Highness Princess Salote Mafileó Pilolevu Tuita and her beloved husband the Honourable Tuita. Situated opposite Chanel College. 1 km walk...

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Billfish Restaurant & Bar

Billfish Restaurant & Bar

Billfish Bar & Restaurant was started in 1995 when owners Liz & John Sullivan realized a dream to live & work in the unique South Pacific Kingdom where Liz was born. From the start “Billfish” ,or “...

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Aquarium Cafe

Aquarium Cafe

Aquarium Café & Pizzeria is located on the waterfront in beautiful Neiafu Harbor. Come and enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner, including our delicious pizzas, daily specials and the only draft beer in ...

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Waterfront Cafe

Waterfront Cafe

Take the décor,food,services, and the hosts, add a dash of Italy and the romance of the Pacific, and you are set for a wonderful night out. The Waterfront , which is in a colonial building on Vuna R...

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Liku'alofa Bar & Restaurant

Liku'alofa Bar & Restaurant

Tongan owned, Tongan style, delicious Tongan taste. Local cuisine or continental dishes prepared by our proud chefs and friendly staff. Visit us now for the ultimate holiday experience, and enjoy bea...

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Café Tropicana

Café Tropicana

The best darn cafe in Vava'u" This is the original and still the only true Internet Cafe in Vava'u and has been spruced up by new owners. Located next to Adventure Backpackers in the centre of Neiafu...

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Bounty Bar Ltd, 'Ovava Restaurant at the Vava'u Guest House.

Bounty Bar Ltd, 'Ovava Restaurant at the Vava'u Guest House.

'Ovava is a restaurant unlike any other in Vava'u or maybe the South Pacific. Tastfully and thoughtfully decorated with an eclectic and imaginative menu and an unusual wine and beverage list.

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Beach Hut Cafe

Beach Hut Cafe

Beach Hut Café is idealy located on Nuku'alofa's waterfront. Serving delicious local and European cuisine as well as fresh juices and smoothies. Fully Licenced. 7am - 5pm Monday to Saturday.

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Mango Cafe

Choose from our fine range of Cocktails. The Best Wine and Beer Selection in Vava'u Fresh seafood and fish served daily Lobster our speciality Coffee-Espresso machine using freshly ground and roas...

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La Paella Restaurant

La Paella Restaurant

At night you can dine at the resorts famous La Paella Restaurant which offers Authentic Spanish Cuisine and Live Entertainment. Continental breakfasts and Lunches are also available. Fully Stoc...

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Giggling Whale Grill and Thirsty Turtle Bar

Giggling Whale Grill and Thirsty Turtle Bar

The Giggling Whale Grill and Thirsty Turtle Bar over look the Refuge Harbor in Neiafu town. Situated above the Moorings Yacht Base just the Catholic Church on the waterside. The perfect location for a...

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Cafe Reef

Cafe Reef

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Poolside Cafe

Poolside Cafe

Poolside Café, Simply Italian – Uniquely Canadian. Situated in the heart of Neiafu in the courtyard of the Puataukanave International Hotel (down the stairs next to the pharmacy), Poolside’ offers bre...

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Two Sisters' Restaurant

Two Sisters' Restaurant

Italian & European Restaurant in the heart of Nuku'alofa, 1st floor, Sea view. Italian Chef, Pizza, Homemade Pasta and Pastries, Fish, Lobster, Steak and Vegetarian meals. Wine, Beer and Internationa...

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Little Italy Restaurant

Little Italy Restaurant

Little Italy Restaurant switched on the Pizza oven, fire up the kitchen and opened its door to the community of Tonga on 1996, in a Tonganified Pizzeria but now with two floors of 22 hotel rooms on ...

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La Casita

La Casita

La Casita is Tonga's only Mexican restaurant. Authentic dishes and friendly service make it a favourite for both locals and tourists.

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'Eua island's The Hideaway

'Eua island's The Hideaway

he Hideaway Restaurant is not only for the Hideaway guests but for all visitors to 'Eua island. The restaurant is located on the oceans edge where you can enjoy the fire coloured sunsets slowly disapp...

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